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2011 (11) Volkswagen Golf Plus1.6 TDI 105 SE 5dr

Edinburgh Seafield Peugeot / SEAT / ŠKODA

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerCruise control
Exterior temperature gaugeMultifunction computer - Highline
Optical parking display via audio systemPark assist steering with front/rear parking sensors
PAS - speed relatedRemote fuel flap release
Rev counterTrip and service interval display
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirror/rain sensorAutomatic coming home lighting
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody colour side bump strips
Cherry red rear light clusterChrome trimmed radiator grille louvre inserts
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Green tinted heat insulating glassHeated rear window
Range adjustable headlightsRear spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V power point front/rear12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear headrests4 boot load lashing points
60/40 split folding rear seatBag hook in luggage compartment
Courtesy light delayDriver and front passenger under seat drawer
Driver seat height adjustDust/pollen filter
Front centre armrest with storage/12V socket/2 rear air vents + cupholdersFront cupholders x 2
Front footwell illuminationFront seatback tables
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIndependent front and rear reading lights in chrome surround
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLeather gear knob/gaiter/handbrake grip
Lockable cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingLuggage net under rear parcel shelf
Passenger seat height adjusterRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear cupholderSeatback storage
Sliding rear seatsStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in doors
Storage tray on dashboardSun visors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removableWhite adjustable panel illumination

Packs

Smoking pack - Golf 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAuto hold function
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Two tone horn 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Chrome air vent surrounds 

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.228CO2 (g/km)126
HC+NOx0.1917Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.162Particles0.0006
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)47.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDi 105Coin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 16Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.1Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT185
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed114

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleATLANTA
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1592Length4204
Wheelbase2578Width1759
Width (including mirrors)1946 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2010
Max. Loading Weight564Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1446No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf MK

By Andy Enright

Introduction

If you're buying a used family hatch, it's hard to do much better than looking at a Volkswagen Golf Mk6. You won't find any outrageous bargains but you will find a wide choice of very sturdy, extremely reliable vehicles to choose from. The Mk6 was the Golf where everything came together for Volkswagen and sales have been justifiably huge. Here's what to look out for when trying to narrow down your selection.

History

Even car manufacturers as big as Volkswagen rarely get things right first time. Developing a successful car is, in certain respects, a little like spinning plates. Focus your development resource on one aspect of the car and attributes you once took for granted as industry-leading tend to revert to the mean. The Golf's history is a case in point. The Mk1 established the brand, the Mk2 grew a little bigger and with the Mk3, the consensus was that it had grown too fat and wasn't enough fun to drive. The Mk4 was a tauter, better looking thing but still was no great shakes to drive. Cue the Mk5 which featured fully independent rear suspension and was a hoot to punt along a country lane. Unfortunately in focusing on its driving dynamics, Volkswagen temporarily took their eye off the ball when it came to materials quality and many of its key rivals offered interiors that were the equal or better. Some were entirely unexpected. Sit in a Mk5 Golf and an equivalent year Fiat Stilo and have a poke around at the materials used. Think of the Mk6 Golf as the sweet spot. It retained the Mk5's spirit but upped the quality and improved efficiency. Gone were the thirsty V6 range toppers, replaced by a more responsible turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder engine in flagship Golf R guise. Whereas each of the previous five generations looked quite markedly different, this sixth generation car looks much like a Mk5, from the outside at least. Get closer and everything is that little bit more polished. The 1.2-litre TSI engine debuted in 2010 but the biggest development of the range came in 2011, when an all-new Cabriolet model was announced to be sold alongside the existing Eos model.

What You Get

Volkswagen was never about to break with tradition where the Golf's styling was concerned. A clear design lineage can be traced back to the original Golf circa 1974 and breaking that in favour of some bold new styling direction would have been completely out of character for the German marque. Conservative but classy has long been the Golf mantra and the Mk6 model diligently tows that line with the wide grille first seen on the Scirocco coupe which merges with the headlamps to form a single band across the nose. At the back, the huge tail light clusters are similar in shape to the headlamps and curve round into the rear wings to visually widen the car. It's the interior, though, where the most obvious alterations have been made. Quality soft-touch plastics are everywhere and virtually every available button or dial gets its own chrome border. The instruments that used to illuminate in blue are now bright white but the overall shape of the dash is similar to that in the Mk5 Golf. There's a big step forward in terms of refinement, however, thanks to a completely new design of door and window seals, a new damping film that supports the windscreen and a new engine mounting system. This Golf is available in six trim levels - S, Match, GT, GTD, GTI and R - but there are also fuel efficient BlueMotion models to consider based on the 1.6 TDI engine and versions with BlueMotion Technology (some but not all of the BlueMotion features). There are three or five-door body styles with the standard hatch, plus a more versatile Golf Plus variant and an estate model. All Golfs boast a high level of standard specification. The S has, among a number of features, ABS and ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), seven airbags including a driver's knee airbag, remote central locking, Climatic air conditioning, a CD/radio, plus body-coloured bumpers, door handles and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors. What To Look For (used_look)

What to Look For

Keep a look out for cars that have been flogged by corporate users and ensure that servicing has been attended to diligently. Check the car's specification carefully, as some of the more desirable features, like air conditioning, weren't standard on lower spec cars. You'll also need to watch for sales staff aggressively pushing Mk5 cars, knowing that the Mk6s will virtually drive themselves out of their dealerships. Other than that, the Golf is a car that can be bought with confidence.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2010 Golf 1.4 TSI excl. VAT) Parts aren't priced too badly with a clutch assembly will be around £75 and an alternator should be close to £115. Brake pads front and rear are about £55 and £45 respectively.

On the Road

Under the bonnet, customers have a choice of five petrol and four diesel engines. Petrol units are a 1.4-litre with 80bhp or a 1.6-litre with 102bhp, plus 1.4-litre TSI powerplants with 122 or 160bhp and the 2.0-litre TSI from the GTI. The TSI units utilise a turbocharger, and in some cases a supercharger as well, to produce a smooth flow of power across a wide section of the rev-range. Want a diesel? There are a couple of 2.0-litre common rail diesels offering power outputs of 140 or 170 bhp. Further down the range, the 1.6-litre oil-burner is available with 90 or 105PS. A number of options are available on the Golf for the first time, including Volkswagen's Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) which allows the driver to select from normal, comfort or sport modes to define the desired suspension, steering and accelerator response settings for any particular journey. ParkAssist, which takes over steering inputs to facilitate parallel parking manoeuvres, is also available as an option. Riding on the same underpinnings as the Mk5 Golf, you won't be expecting the Mk6 model's road-going performance to be anything other than highly polished. It uses a combination of MacPherson struts at the front wheels and four-link suspension at the rear promising to replicate the supple ride and adroit handling of its predecessor. The electro/mechanical steering system is also carried over, enabling an 11m turning circle. Power is fed to the wheels through a standard six-speed manual gearbox, but the fast-shifting seven-speed DSG twin clutch gearbox is also available.

Overall

The Mk6 Golf is a real used car gem and you used stock is so large that simple statistics dictate that with a bit of patience you should be able to spot an honest car with an outlier price. The smaller petrol engines are well worth pursuing, especially the 1.2TSI and 1.4 TSI engines, as these don't yet have the public recognition and can be undervalued. Whichever model you opt for, you'll end up with a quality family car that retains a capacity to entertain.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Edinburgh Seafield Peugeot / SEAT / ŠKODA

Seafield Rd, Edinburgh, EH15 1ED

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